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The Secret of Kells DVD 2009 Brendan et le Secret de Kells / Directed by Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey / Starring: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally

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The Secret of Kells DVD 2009 Brendan et le Secret de Kells / Directed by Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey / Starring: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally

UPC 8717418203184

REGION 2 PAL DVD  

MADE IN EU

AUDIO: English 5.1

Subtitles: English, English HOH

Runtime: 75 minutes

 

English Summary:

The Secret of Kells is a 2009 French-Belgian-Irish animated fantasy film about the making of the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript from the 9th Century. The film was animated by Cartoon Saloon and premiered on 8 February 2009 at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. It went into wide release in Belgium and France on 11 February, and Ireland on 3 March. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature but lost to Pixar’s Up.

Set in 9th century Ireland, during the age of Viking expansion, the film's protagonist is Brendan, a curious and brave boy living in the tightly knit Abbey of Kells under the care of his stern uncle, Abbot Cellach, who is obsessed with building a wall around the Abbey to prevent Viking attacks.

Apprenticed in the scriptorium of the monastery, Brendan hears the other monks talk of Brother Aidan, creator of the Book of Iona, and becomes curious about the mysterious illuminator and the book that "turns darkness into light" (the unfinished Book of Kells). Aidan arrives in Kells, accompanied by his white cat, Pangur Bán,[8] after his monastery of Iona is destroyed by a raid. After eavesdropping on a discussion between Cellach and Aidan, Brendan wanders into the scriptorium and finds the still-to-be-completed book guarded by Pangur Bán. Aidan arrives, and tells Brendan about the book.

Seeing Brendan as a suitable apprentice, Aidan sends him and Pangur Bán into the woods to obtain gall nuts to make ink. Cornered by a hungry pack of wolves, Brendan is saved by the fairy Aisling, who overcomes her initial suspicion and accepts Brendan after he reveals his intentions of helping to create the book.

After a close encounter with Crom Cruach, a deity of death and destruction of whom Aisling is deeply afraid, Brendan and Aisling return to the outskirts of the forest, and she assures him that he can return any time.

 

 

Cast / Voices

  • Evan McGuire as Brendan, a bright, imaginative, and curious 12-year-old who leads a sheltered life.
  • Brendan Gleeson as Abbot Cellach, a former illuminator who now superintends a wall to protect the Abbey of Kells from invasion.
  • Christen Mooney as Aisling, a forest fairy, related to the Tuatha Dé Danann, living in the woods outside of Kells.
  • Mick Lally as Brother Aidan, a master illuminator
  • Michael McGrath as Adult Brendan
  • Liam Hourican as Brothers Tang and Leonardo, two illuminators from Asia and Italy, respectively.
  • Paul Tylak as Brother Assoua, an illuminator from Africa.
  • Paul Young as Brother Square, an illuminator from England.

 

 

Directed by Tomm Moore
Nora Twomey
Produced by Paul Young
Didier Brunner
Vivian Van Fleteren
Screenplay by Fabrice Ziolkowski
Story by Tomm Moore
Starring Evan McGuire
Brendan Gleeson
Christen Mooney
Mick Lally
Michael McGrath
Liam Hourican
Paul Tylak
Paul Young
Music by Bruno Coulais
Kíla
Edited by Fabienne Alvarez-Giro
Production
company
Les Armateurs
Vivi Film
Cartoon Saloon
France 2 Cinéma
Distributed by Gébéka Films (France)
Kinepolis Film Distribution (Belgium)
Buena Vista International (Ireland)
Release date
  • 30 January 2009 (Gérardmer Film Festival)
  • 11 February 2009 (France/Belgium)
  • 3 March 2009 (Ireland)
Running time
75 minutes
Country France
Belgium
Ireland
Language English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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